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2020 Aug 13


Concomitant continuous pain in patients with trigeminal neuralgia is associated with trigeminal nerve root atrophy.


Di Stefano G, Stefano G D, Leone C, Cruccu G, Tardioli S, Cartocci G, Fiorelli M, Truini A, Caramia F
Cephalalgia. 2020 Aug 13:333102420949206.
PMID: 32791919.


Trigeminal neuralgia is an exemplary neuropathic pain condition characterized by paroxysmal electric-shock-like pain. However, up to 50% of patients also experiences concomitant continuous pain. In this neuroimaging study, we aimed to identify the specific anatomical features of trigeminal nerve root in patients with concomitant continuous pain.